Dr. Barna is a board certified and fellowship trained interventional pain physician who focuses on the minimally invasive care of spine conditions and other chronic pain conditions. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at University of South Florida, as an academic editor for the journal, Medicine, as well as a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Dr. Barna has been recognized on Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review List of 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know, and is a Patients’ Choice Award winner. Prior to moving to Tampa to join the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in 2011, Dr. Barna spent nearly 10 years at Harvard Medical School including roles as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center.
Conditions Treated include back and neck pain, spinal stenosis, bulging or herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerve, facet joint arthritis, spondylosis, failed back surgery, vertebral compression fractures, CRPS, whiplash, occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic headache, and chronic extremity pain.
Minimally Invasive Treatments include image-guided epidural steroid injection, facet joint injection, SI joint procedures, radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy), kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, sympathetic block, minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, and bone marrow aspirate stem cell injection (for disc degeneration, hip, knee, shoulder joint arthritis).